Acupuncture & Chiropractic
Travelling to new places is always exciting. New experiences of all kinds await you at every turn. Making the most of your new experiences requires that you feel your best in body, mind and spirit.
Many travellers arrive at their destination after a long flight, train, bus or boat ride not only exhausted but also having neck and back pain or feeling generally ill and stressed.
Your first thought to resolve your discomfort might be tablets from the pharmacy or a traditional Thai massage. These may be excellent choices if you know what tablets are best and whether or not a basic massage will do the trick. Oftentimes your needs require a more skilled and experienced hand.
Options that may be less familiar but are being used by more and more people every year the world over are the alternative treatments of Acupuncture and Chiropractic.
James, a local resident of Koh Tao for 6 years, offers these therapies by appointment in a comfortable informal setting. He was formally educated and trained in the U.S.A., has been practicing for 18 years and is well known around the island.
You may ask,
“What are Acupuncture & Chiropractic and why would I use them?”
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile needles into very specific points on the body to bring about physiological change. Modern research proves the release of specific biochemicals due to the presence of the needles that affect bodily systems. Traditional Chinese medical theory insists that chi (energy) must flow freely throughout the body or pain and dis-ease result. It successfully treats all kinds of pain, stimulates the immune system, relieves stress and much more.
Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on general health. It is a system of physical therapy involving manipulation (adjustment) of the spinal column and other body structures. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint movement by applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of injury or repetitive physical stress. It effectively treats neck and back pain and stiffness whether it has been troubling you for years or only recently. Because of the effects upon the nervous system, it also deals well with concerns such as headaches, menstrual issues and insomnia.
You may choose these treatments if you prefer not to take medication, favor a natural approach or to try something that has served millions of others.
In addition to the two primary treatments, James also has a thorough working knowledge of diet, nutrition, fitness training and whole body detoxification.
Should you require assistance beyond his areas of expertise he will readily refer you to one of the local clinics for care appropriate to your situation.
Don’t hesitate to call with your questions and to make an appointment.
Koh Tao Acupuncture & Chiropractic James 084 928 7840